Several servicemen relax by playing pool, but one of them goes off to spend time with a prostitute. Later, he discovers he has contracted a venereal disease. A graphic and frank presentation of the types and treatment of venereal disease follows.
July 15, 2017 Subject:
Dated, But Progressive During Its Time
I'll divide this one into serious thoughts versus comedic....
While the prevention and treatment modalities depicted are obsolete, this appears to have been an excellent awareness film during the time in which it was produced. The factor of presenting VD as a medical issue instead of as a disciplinary matter in military medicine was quite innovative in 1941.
Mike Judge probably saw this somewhere along the way, or knew someone who did. Probably influential in Hank Hill's narrow urethra as a bar to military service!
June 19, 2016 Subject:
BuBububut "Alcohol Is Dynamite!" (Sid Davis)
They should have shown that film in tandem with this one. After a few whiskeys memories of that stuff getting shot up the guy's schlong are likely to fade.
Touching syph sores and other sick penises with bare hands is not a wise thing. Good movie, Blocked for a few years, now up and running.
(Actually the title had me thinking this was gonna be about vinegar douche, where to store sex towels, and stuff like that)
October 23, 2015 Subject:
Loved it. Great piece of history/nostalgia. I particularly love seeing these short films produced by the government during WWII that were NOT shown to the public. If anyone knows of any other "Eyes Only" films from WWII, please let me know.
March 19, 2014 Subject:
Hard-Hitting (Even for Today)
This is certainly one film that John Ford did not include on his resume'. I understand that this film was used by the Army for decades, although I do not recall seeing it when I joined in 1971. Interesting to to see George Reeves (TV's Superman) and Robert Lowery (Batman in the serial Batman and Robin) in the same scene.
August 23, 2007 Subject:
Who Needs Reality TV?
Certainly dated, as there are a few more diseases to consider including AIDS; however when they showed this it must have made quite an impression.
Maybe it was my imagination but I'm pretty sure I noticed George Reeves (Superman from the 50's TV series) making a spot appearance.
If they had shown this to me in high school I might have become a celibate priest.